A Beach Yoga class enjoying practice on Jenness beach, Rye, NH

Beach Yoga

Beach Yoga is booking groups now for 2018/2019 (June-Oct), weather permissible.  Perfect for bachelorette parties, corporate gatherings. or any other small-mid size group.  Contact michele@thepilatesroomnh.com or Facebook message at https://www.facebook.com/Seacoast-Outdoor-Yoga-111315678929603/

Beach Yoga allows us to “let go.”  This is one of the most important reasons to practice yoga. Letting go of any emotional, physical, or mental tension that does not serve you.  Beach Yoga allows our senses to be captivated by the sensations found on the beach…smell of the salty air, sound of the waves crashing onto the beach, the sun on our shoulders and the ocean breeze’s cooling effect, toes in the sand, the list goes on.  Beach Yoga is exactly what your group needs to find zen before your big day.  There is no better place to practice Yoga, except on the beach.  Every Beach Yoga practice is tailored to suit your needs and will accompany any level.Y

Yoga at the beach is the highlight of the summer.  Located near beaches in and near Portsmouth, Rye and Hampton, New Hampshire, this area has become a popular spot for wedding destinations, corporate gatherings, and other outdoor gatherings.  After finishing one practice, your mind and body will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.  We all need a mini mind vacation, from time to time.

A few suggestions are to bring a towel (or old mat), a water bottle and your breath.  We will focus on breathing and practice asanas, or postures, with attention to alignment.  Beach yoga is for all levels and modifications can be made for all postures.  Before you begin any yoga practice, please consult with your doctor or family physician.  Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day and bring water with you.  I look forward to seeing you on the beach.  Namaste, Michele

 

Quinoa Tacos

April 23, 2016

Quinoa Tacos

1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic bulb, chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 tomato, diced
2 cups quinoa, cooked
2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. chili powder
5 taco shells
Salsa (more…)

Yummy Hummus

April 23, 2016

Hummus, made from garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), garlic, sesame paste, and spices, is a traditional Middle Eastern spread that has become very popular in the United States as an appetizer spread. One of the world’s oldest cultivated foods, garbanzo beans are rich in protein and fiber, folic acid, zinc, and magnesium. A study conducted by the National Institute of Health reported “…it could have beneficial effects on some of the important human diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, digestive diseases and some cancers.” Not only is it delicious, it’s good for you too! Nutritional quality and health benefits of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.): a review.

Jukanti AK, Gaur PM, Gowda CL, Chibbar RN.
Br J Nutr. 2012 Aug;108 Suppl 1:S11-26. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512000797. Review. PMID: 22916806 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] (more…)

Veggie Quinoa Salad

April 23, 2016

Bursting with flavor, nutrition, and color, this quinoa salad is delicious and addictive! It offers a variety of textures and flavors, and a hint of heat in the dressing. Quinoa is nutrient-dense, and early studies show that quinoa may also be effective at combating inflammation.

Salad
1 cup quinoa, cooked
1 small summer squash, diced
1/4 head red cabbage, shredded
2 green onions
2 stalks celery, diced
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese (more…)

Tofu Scramble

April 23, 2016

Soybeans have been in the human diet for thousands of years, and the quality of the protein level is equivalent to that derived from animal sources. Tofu, a curd made from soybean milk extract and shaped into a block form, provides a critical source of protein for vegan and vegetarian diets. The recipe below incorporates tofu into a delicious dish that can be enjoyed at any meal.

Using a fork mash one box of firm tofu, along with 1/2 tsp. cumin and a dash of cayenne, and set aside.

1 shallot, minced
1 garlic bulb, minced
1 tsp. safflower oil
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup broccoli, small flowerets
1 small bunch of basil, chopped
1 small avocado (more…)

1 Tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos
1-1/2 tsp. dark soy sauce
1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1 box tofu, drained, pressed, cut in cubes
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup veggie broth
1 Tbsp. chili garlic sauce
2 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. ginger, minced
1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. green onions, sliced
3 dried red chilis
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and minced
1/2 yellow onion, sliced thinly
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp. sesame oil
3 Tbsp. Thai basil, chopped
2 bundles of brown rice soba noodles (more…)

Super Energy Kale Soup

April 23, 2016

Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium carrot, diced into ¼-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
1 cup diced celery
2 red potatoes, diced into ½-inch cubes
3 cups kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped very fine
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dried sage
salt and pepper to taste (more…)

Thai Udon Noodle Salad

April 23, 2016

2 bundles of udon, cooked
1 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup tamari
1-1/2 Tbsp’ sesame oil
Crushed red pepper, to taste (more…)

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